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Video: Setting the scene at Davis headquarters

The News' Joseph Popiolkowski interviewed Jack Davis' campaign manager, Curtis Ellis, a short time ago. 

Video: Setting the scene at Corwin headquarters

The News' Phil Fairbanks and Aaron Besecker have an update on voter turnout from Jane Corwin's headquarters in this video report filed a short time ago.

Video: Setting the scene at Hochul headquarters

The News' Jerry Zremski and Denise Jewell Gee set the scene from Kathy Hochul's headquarters in this video report filed a short time ago. 

Video: Voters share their picks for 26th District

The News' Lauren Mariacher and Joseph Popiolowski caught up with voters today at poll sites in the 26th District. Here's what they had to say: 

County by county results

Live video reports from campaign headquarters

The News will have live video reports from Davis headquarters, Corwin headquarters (10 p.m.) and Hochul headquarters (10:40 p.m.).

Special Election Results

Special election live chat: 4 p.m. through the victory speech

The News' Fairbanks talks special election on MSNBC

Buffalo News political reporter Phil Fairbanks appeared on Rachel Maddow's MSNBC show tonight. Fairbanks was asked about Tuesday's special election for New York's 26th congressional district. Fairbanks appears around the 10:52 mark:

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Candidates turned down interactive opportunity with News readers

The Buffalo News reached out to the three leading candidates in the special election in an attempt to set up a live chat with each one this past month, but none of the candidates accepted.

Live chats provide an online forum for readers to submit questions to be asked by a moderator. Jane Corwin, Jack Davis and Kathy Hochul each declined the opportunity to participate in such a forum.

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Robert J. McCarthy

Robert J. McCarthy

A native of Schenectady, Robert J. McCarthy came to The Buffalo News in 1982 following a six-year stint at the Olean Times Herald. He is a graduate of St. Bonaventure University, and has been covering local, state and national politics since 1992.

Tom Precious

Tom Precious

Tom Precious joined The Buffalo News in 1997 as bureau chief at the state Capitol, where he covers everything from statewide politics and state government fiscal affairs to health care, environmental and municipal government matters. Prior to The News, he worked for news outlets in Albany and Washington, DC.

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri

Jill Terreri is an Amherst native and has covered politics and government in upstate New York since 2003. She joined The Buffalo News in 2012 and covers City Hall.

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Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski

Jerry Zremski, The Buffalo News Washington bureau chief, has reported from the nation's capital since 1989 after joining The News as a business reporter in 1984. A graduate of Syracuse University, Zremski is a former Nieman fellow in journalism at Harvard University. In 2007, he served as president of the National Press Club.

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